According to Perezhilton.com, Michael Jackson’s brother, Jermaine Jackson has just received a book deal with Touchstone.
Jermaine has apparently written a memoir about his brother. The book is titled You are Not Alone: Michael: Through a Brother’s Eye. The publishing company says that it is a loving and honest portrayal of the stars life, but that “no subject off limits.” The book is set to be released in the fall.
The public already knows about the tormented upbringing of the Jackson family by their tyrannical father, Joe. Will more secrets from the family rise to the surface? La Toya and Janet Jackson will also publish books this year. Wonder what those will be about? Maybe we’re just going to get a collective of voices telling the same story, the one we’ve seen in that 5 hour-long VH1 movie time and time again.
Hopefully these books have something more to offer.
As Christmas rolls around, and people around the world tune into the Jackson 5′s version of “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause,” featuring a young Michael, it quickly becomes obvious how long the King of Pop was in the business.
Perhaps the perfect way to honor that is a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy. This is what Jackson will receive the day prior to the Grammy Awards on January 30, according to mtvnews.com. There are only six other musicians that have been honored with this award, including Bobby Darin, Leonard Cohen, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Loretta Lynn, Andre Previn and Clark Terry.
Country singer Taylor Swift topped the American Music Awards leader-board with five wins, including Artist of the Year, reports E! News. However, the 19-year-old was not present at Sunday’s ceremony in Los Angeles because she was rehearsing for a show at London’s Wembley Arena .
Michael Jackson received four posthumous awards, rounding out his career total to 25. His brother, Jermaine Jackson, was present to accept on his behalf.
“We love you, Michael,” said Jermaine, who sported a sequined glove for the event. “It’s not just about the winnings, the awards, it’s mainly the message. The message that Michael had will live on forever and he saw good in everyone and he wanted them to do good. To start with love and let’s love each other.”